Virginia Adeline Lieber (1922–2005)
Longtime Northwest Colorado resident Virginia A. Lieber passed away in her home at Sunset Meadows in Craig, Oct. 30, 2005. She was 83.
Virginia was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in Tulsa, Okla., to William B. and Anna A. Hickerson.er parents moved to Denver from Tulsa.
Denver became Virginia’s childhood home. She attended East High School followed by Parks Business School. Her early employment opportunities were clerical positions where she helped in the World War II war efforts working at the Remington Arms Company/Denver Federal Center in Lakewood.
On May 18, 1942, Virginia married her high school sweetheart, Farrell C. Lieber, in Denver.he couple moved to Meeker in 1948, residing on Main Street and later moved into a home up the White River. Virginia became active in Eastern Star and participated as a Sunday school teacher at the Methodist Church. In 1960, the couple purchased a business in Craig and moved from Meeker. Virginia resided on Pershing Street for years, staying active in the Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority, as chapter and district president. She was a Doe as a member of the Elk’s Club. In the late 1960s, the couple was relocated back to the Front Range, where they lived in Arvada for several years before returning to Meeker. For seven years, the couple traveled as snowbirds, making long-lasting friendships. After the passing of her husband in 1994, Virginia stayed in Meeker until 2004, but because of failing health, she moved back to Craig to receive medical services. Virginia enjoyed her friends, painting and spending many years helping in philanthropic community activities.
Virginia is survived by three daughters, Mary Bristol of Escondido, Sue Ann Lieber-Young of Palm Springs, Dianne Lieber of Craig; a son, Charles Lieber of Fallbrook; 16 grandchildren, Christine Bristol of Temecula, Carolyn Russell of San Diego, John Bristol of Rancho Santa Margarita, Carla Copus of Winchester, Grace Bristol of San Diego, LeeAnn Bristol of an Diego, Megan Eberling of Santa Monica, Travis Lieber of Santa Clara, Fairlight Schmidt of Riverside, Jessica Arenas of Upland, Alison Gaudenti of Riverside, Hilary Thompson of Las Vegas, Tyrrell Kochenower of Craig, Trevor Kochenower of Hemet, Trenton Kochenower of Steamboat Springs, and Troy Kochenower of Hayden; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and husband.
Cochran Memorial Chapels has been entrusted with the arrangements at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. Viewing is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. aturday viewing is from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Graveside interment will be held at the Highland Cemetery in Meeker with Ran Cochran officiating.
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